Fire on USS Bonhomme Richard may have been arson; unnamed sailor being eyed

Fire on USS Bonhomme Richard may have been arson; unnamed sailor being eyed
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). ABC News video

[Ed. – Boy, that hurts.  If it’s true and the sailor is convicted, he or she will be doing the really long program at Leavenworth.  The fire occurred in July, in San Diego.]

Investigators believe a massive fire that erupted on the Navy ship the USS Bonhomme Richard may have been intentionally set, and a Navy sailor has been identified as a possible suspect, two Defense officials confirmed Wednesday. …

But the investigation is ongoing, and a determination has not been made as to whether the sailor is an actual suspect in the fire.

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Trending: Why we had to go through all this

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael M. Gilday … said that restoring the USS Bonhomme Richard to its status as an amphibious assault ship, “could be too heavy a lift,” but there may be other options for how to restore it.

Eleven of the ship’s 14 decks were “devastated by the fire,” he said.

Shortly after the fires were extinguished, a Navy official said that if the ship was deemed unsalvageable it would cost $4 billion to replace.

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